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where to start?

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I am a long time pet mouse keeper though not breeder (yet). I have bred and exhibited other pets successfully over the years, but would like to have some show type they are so gorgeous, with a view to exhibiting them at some point. I have a big empty, insulated shed with power and lighting, and no mice to put in it at the mo!

I adore the BE creams, himi's, siamese, lilacs, blues, brokens and rumpwhites. And also the stunning Astrex. I love the big earred, chunky show types and would very much like a couple of trio's to begin with and see how things go.

I hope to hear your ideas, advice/suggestions with where to start!

I have recently bought 3 young siamese girls (pet quality) from a friend, who has been hobby breeding this line for years. So no known health problems. I would like to have a buck to use with them, but what colour would be best, and who should I ask.

I live in North London, not far from the shows at Enfield.
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I eco what sarah has said, for showing you really need to start with show mice. years and years of work has gone into these and if you want to do well at the shows you will need to start with good stock.
If you can get to the enfield show there are a few people there that breed the rump whites, blues, black eyed creams ect. (they also post on this site)
The next enfield show is in september but there is a show or two before then run by the NMC further north. :D
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